Fight Prediction: Cotto vs. Trout
On December 1 in Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto takes on unbeaten titlist Austin Trout. The 12-rounder is for Trout’s WBA title. The path is defined for Cotto. A win here and it’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the first half of 2013. For Trout, it’s his chance to break into the big time.
Cotto is 32 and Trout is 5 years younger, has a few inches in height, and is a southpaw. You could say Trout is the bigger man, having been at this weight his whole career, even weighing in the mid-160’s on occasion. Cotto first achieved fame in this sport at 140. He has achieved good results at 154, but is probably giving away a little natural size.
That’s about where the advantages on paper end for Trout. He will be facing a guy who has fought at the absolute top level of the sport. He lost his biggest fights, but won plenty of big ones along the way. Cotto probably has a dozen wins that surpass anything Trout ever accomplished in the ring.